Ghanaian musician, Kwame Nsiah-Apau, well known as Okyeame Kwame, has raised concern over how human beings have allowed ancient ideologies to divide them.
He bemoaned over division created among people because of Religion in a post-Newshuntermag.com came across.
Okyeame Kwame reiterated the importance of love as all the Religious groups preach about it.
The renowned rapper further revealed how he deals with God in his life every day.
Read his full post below.
I’m not Atheist, I just question everything,
A few weeks ago someone commented under one of my reflections saying “you don’t believe in God why do you say God should bless Sadhguru ?
My response was very simple, I have never said or written anywhere that I don’t believe in God.
Of course, the debate went on and on and people called me all sorts of names including Atheist.
How can you call me an Atheist when at least twice every week I’m on social media saying God should bless someone?
I think I know where the problem is coming from, I once wrote that, we should rather know God and not just believe God.
Knowing is absolute but believe is unsure.
If I tell my wife I believe I love her, she might slap me, but if I say I know I love you, you know the rest.
In a court testimony, If I say I believe I witnessed the action, the judge might lock me up for contempt but I know what happened is a testimony.
Saying I believe there is God and I know there is God are two separate things.
God is a German word that means force.
So when I say God bless you, what I mean is, may the force of the universe bless you.
I guess the conflict is in which force? the Jewish force, the Arabian force, the African force, the European force, the Akan force, the Ewe force or the Universal force?
Religion has divided man into groups based on history, culture, traditions and ideologies. This division has created false loyalty or loyalties to our individual groups based on our identity and the power of the God that group fears and worships.
Due to this, man is blinded to the oneness and the universality of God.
Most thinkers agree with the Akans that there is only one God, (Onyame – Kro – Pon).
Since the spirit behind the universe is not an object, then it stand to reason that it cannot be counted.
So why are we fighting over who has the best God?
No matter which religion one belongs to, I think it is safe to say that one of the key characters of this force is love and where is the presence of this love when we keep dividing ourselves into groups, sects and religions? Is the Buddhist not preaching love to all? Is the Muslim not doing same?
Didn’t Christ say the greatest is love?
Are the Africans not preaching Ubuntu ( I am because you are)?. If the answer is yes, then why do we allow ancient ideologies to divide us in 2022?
I know there is God. I interact with it everyday. It is in me, it is in you, it is in the cow, the snake, rock and in everything visible and invisible.
I deal with God everyday, because I deal with you everyday.
As much as I try, I know I will only feel God ( force) and not See God. So you are the God I see and if I can’t forgive and be kind to you, I must shut up about the invisible force.
Is your God different from mine?
Will a loving God be happy that His/Her children fight over who He loves?